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welcome to "world news tonight." and breaking news. no indictment. yet another explosive case in america. the police choke hold caught on tape. the unarmed man killed. the outrage pouring in tonight. the american teacher and mother of two attacked and killed in a shopping mall. tonight, the surveillance video. the suspect wearing that veil. the new number coming in tonight. look at this. $1.99 for a gallon of gas. where it's now under $2 a gallon. is your city next? and speechless. fresh off her national honor tonight, our interview with meryl streep. her daring new challenge. and what we asked her that left her speechless. but not for long. good evening and we begin
tonight with the new outrage. yet another police case under scrutiny tonight. just days after the decision in ferguson, a grand jury here in new york city deciding another officer will not be charged. after a choke hold caught on tape. the victim, an unarmed black man, a father, eric garner. and that dramatic encounter, put into that choke hold, forcing him onto the sidewalk. the man telling the officers there that he could not breathe. eric garner later died. tonight, crowds already gathering here in new york after learning that officer will not be charged and this evening, the feds are now investigating. the president weighing in. and abc's ron claiborne leading us off tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: david, so many of us saw the video of that violent confrontation that took just a few feet behind me. tonight, a small crowd gathering. that crowd growing. they, like many americans around the country, stunned by that grand jury decision today. >> don't touch me.
>> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: it was all captured on video. a white new york city police officer, seeming to put a choke hold on a black man, eric garner, last summer. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: but tonight, a grand jury said no, the officer, daniel pantaleo, did nothing illegal. the decision surprised city officials and even nypd brass. but it infuriated many african-americans. some gathered just steps away from where the fatal confrontation took place. >> you got to be kidding me. they didn't diet hindict him? why? anybody but eyes can see what happened. how in the hell did it go that way? >> reporter: but while there was anger, so far, no violence. garner's step-father, calling for calm. >> yeah, no violence. >> reporter: even as police around the city were out in force, bracing for the worst. tonight, new york city mayor confirming the federal
government will conduct its own civil rights investigation into garner's death. >> one chapter has closed with the decision of this grand jury. there are more chapters ahead. >> reporter: garner, a father of six, who suffered from asthma, had been confronted by police that hot july day for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. >> i did nothing. sitting here the whole time. >> reporter: an autopsy concluded he died from compression of his neck and chest. the other officers piling on. pantaleo's partner had been given immunity. but the grand jury, composed or 13 or 14 white and 9 or 10 black or his panic jurors, could have indicted pantaleo on a rake of charges. >> it's likely this grand jury considered a rangele of charges on things like criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter. but in the end, decided not to indict. >> reporter: today, pantaleo issuing a statementing, saying i feel very bad about the death of mr. garner and offering his
family his condolences. and tonight, the president citing what he called a feeling in too many minority communities in this country that the police are just not working with them. what he described as an american problem. and david, the family of eric garner tonight, calling for calm. >> ron claiborne tonight leading us off. ron, thank you. now, to the new headline out of ferguson this evening, after the shooting death of michael brown. tonight, brown's step-father is now apologizing for what he said after the grand jury decided not to indict there. >> burn it down! >> in the moments after learning darren wilson, the white police officer, would not be charged, brown's step-father saying tonight his emotions got the best of him. now, to the surveillance video being watched around the world, after an american teacher, a mother of two, was attacked and killed in a mall. the schoolteacher had two young twin boys, brutally killed in a luxury shopping mall in abu dhabi. this evening, investigators studying this tape. the suspect covered in a
traditional rope there, then seen leaving as crowds began to run after learning of the attack. abc's alex marquardt tonight, taking us inside that mall in abu dhabi. >> reporter: tonight, this figure dressed head to toe in black is being hunted by police, accused of brutally murdering american school teacher ibolya ryan. it happened here in glitzy abu dhabi at the upscale reem island boutik mall. we went there tonight, shooting discreetly on our phones. this is a pretty modern but not a very big man. it con nuggets to apartment buildings and it's full of shops and restaurants like that one. really looks like any mall you'd find in the states. just after 1:00 p.m. on monday, security cameras captured the suspect entering the mall. then emerging from an elevator and approaching a security guard before taking a newspaper and heading into the women's bathroom. watch. a full 90 minutes later, the alleged attacker fleeing. bystanders scattering as the suspect heads towards the elevator.
a woman approaches, then runs. the last we see, the figure in black, rushing out of the mall. back inside that bathroom, a grisly scene. blood covering the floor, the murder weapon. ryan, fatally wounded. >> the murder happened in this part of the mall, across from this upscale british supermarket in these toilets behind me down that hallway, which has now been blocked off. ryan was the mother of 11-year-old twin boys. a special education teacher working here in abu dhabi and mentoring others. david, the immediate question tonight is, was ryan targeted because she was american? the u.s. embassy here in abu dhabi recently warned americans about threatened jihadist attacks against schools in the l region. david? >> alex marquardt, thank you. back home tonight and to the major storm hitting. record rain, mudslides and traffic backups for miles. in southern california, a house sub emergencied there in the mud.
further north, cars submerged, as well. san francisco hit so hard, dangerous roads crippling traffic for the commute home. gridlock stretching for miles there. and from yosemite national park, look at this. the waterfalls flowing again after the extreme drought. abc's brandi hitt in the storm zone tonight. >> reporter: tonight, round two of record-breaking rains drenching california. overnight near san francisco, lightning gave way to heavy flooding, swamping cars. the driver of that cab had to be rescued. more rain in the last three days here than they got all of last year. enough to cave in the roof of this drug store. a nightmare of a commute, traffic backed up for miles, police begging residents to stay home. massive sink holeholes, power l even 100-year-old trees crashing down. >> we're still on guard, still waiting to see what's going to happen. >> reporter: many people here welcoming the much-needed rain, but in parts of the state scorched by massive wildfires, there is nothing to stop the
flow. this home in camarillo caked in mud. in glendora, hope that concrete barriers like these will redirect the muddy mess. all of that mud and water runs off into catch areas like this one. the hope is it ends up here so it doesn't bury the hundreds of homes below. matt albanese has eyes on the hillside. >> we need to be on alert. >> reporter: these families are breathing a sigh of relief. this ground is still saturated and there's more rain in the forecast. david? >> all right, brandi hitt again tonight. brandi, thank you. let's get right to ginger zee, because even with all of this rain, they would need how much more just to catch up? >> so much more. let me show you the numbers. we use los angeles. so, before this storm, they were almost seven inches below average for just this year. with this storm, you have 1.32 inches. in los angeles, you would need 25 inches, david, over the next
year, which is nearly impossible. you'd have to have one of these storms every week. there's still a flash flood watch in place. newport beach to riverside. that's where most of the rain is going to be centered. southern california, unfortunately, for the most part done. >> all right, thinking about our viewers in the west tonight. ginger, thank you. now to the new but per coming in late today. look at this. in oklahoma city, a gas station selling gas now for $1.99 a gallon. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tonight on who is next. rebecca? >> reporter: david, we told you it would happen and now it's here. oklahoma city, the first in the country to pay below $2 for a gallon of gas at two separate gas stations, these prices being offered right now tonight. this one, $1.99, and another, $1.98. not answering their phones, probably they're busy. houston, texas, the next in the nation to cross below that $2 mark. but seven other states on their way to paying below $2 a gallon.
and if you don't live in one of those, have no fear. because the whole nation is on track to pay 15 to 20 cents less for a gallon of gas by new-year-old's. david? >> all right, we'll take it. reck becca, thank you. there are new developments tonight in the fight against isis. their powerful leader, al baghdadi, and the woman who may have been one of his wives. she's being questioned tonight, captured trying to capture the border into lebanon with fake i.d.s. a child with her. so, let's get right to abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz, here with us in new york. the lebanese authorities are pointing to dna tests? >> reporter: they certainly are. the mystery really deepens tonight about this woman and her relationship with al baghdadi. lebanese officials are saying that a dna test shows that the child, who they say is a 9-year-old girl, is the biological daughter of al baghdadi. the officials say dna from baghdadi had been obtained from his time in u.s. military custody in iraq in 2004.
but a u.s. military official denies that, telling us tonight that they did not gather dna from prisoners at the time and we still don't have any solid evidence that the woman they are questioning is a wife or, a former wife or a common law wife, but clearly they are gathering whatever information they can that might put them one step closer to baghdadi. >> they are pressing her for answers tonight. >> reporter: they certainly are. >> martha, thank you. now to the white house. the president getting ready for a republican house and senate after the first of the year and tonight, world of a pril vat meeting between two leaders that hasn't happened in four years. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl at the white house tonight. jon? >> reporter: david, the two men met for over an hour. one-on-one, no staff, no photographers. these are two men who all they said was it was a good meeting, nothing more. they have virtually no personal relationship, but now they suddenly find that they have to deal with each other if they're going to get anything done. >> jon, fact check mel there.
four years since the two of them met privately? >> reporter: that's right. we have a photograph of that last meeting. if you take a look, we'll bring it up here. it was in august of 2010. more than four years ago. really quite remarkable when you think that mcconnell has been the top republican for all of the obama presidency. >> jon karl, thank you. now, to the massive recall, those airbags authorities say can send shrapnel hurling through your car like an ied. tonight, honda revealing they will expand their recall to all 50 states. meanwhile, the marker of those air bags still rejecting calls for a nationwide recall. we turn now to bill cosby and a major development. you've heard the accusations, but tonight, a major lawsuit now from a woman who says she was just 15 when the comedy legend assaulted her. but many now asking, what about the statute of limitations, about the years that have gone by? abc's mara schiavocampo now. >> reporter: tonight, comedian bill cosby faces a lawsuit by a
new accuser, alleging childhood sexual abuse. judy huth claims she and a friend first met cosby on a los angeles movie set in 1974 when she was just 15 years old. and that he later served them alcoholic beverages before taking them to the playboy mansion where, after escorting her to the bathroom, huth claims he "proceeded to sexually molest her." approximately 17 women have come forward with similar claims against the 77-year-old actor in recent weeks. today, three of those accusers speaking publicly. >> his behavior was like that of a predator. >> reporter: too many years have past for most of cosby's accuse earls to file what lawsuit. but huth who was a minor at the time of the alleged incident, is seeking unlimited damages. >> california has a unique statute of limitations that allows adults who were abused as children to file a lawsuit.
>> reporter: though his attorney has called many of the claims decades old, discredited allegations, cosby has not responded to this newest claim, which is now headed to court. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> mara, thank you. there is still much more ahead. watch this tonight. the baggage handler caught on tape, digging through your wallet behind the scenes at the airport. this evening, the brand new case at a major airport as millions travel this holiday. take a close look at this. the famous face with a new job. recognize that telemarketer? what's this all about? and the national honor for meryl streep. tonight, her daring new challenge. and what we asked her that left her speechless. you'll see the moment coming up. to the finish line. g in life, it's how you get there that matters most. like when i found out i had a blood clot in my leg. my doctor said that it could travel to my lungs and become an even bigger problem. so he talked to me about xarelto®. >>xarelto® is the first oral prescription blood thinner proven to treat and help prevent dvt and pe
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back together for the first time. that fear of singing, still fresh. really, thousand frightening was it? >> i think it's quite scary and i'd always sort of sang privately. >> reporter: like in the shower and -- >> in the shower. in the car. ♪ what is it about the woods >> reporter: all of them now about to sing in front of the world in the famous musical, which might be easier than singing in front of meryl streep. >> you are trying to do that in front of meryl streep and -- this is completely normal. >> should we start? meryl, why don't you? that was really not fair. >> reporter: you do a witch really well. >> that's not good. >> i do. but i had resisted playing a witch for a long time, because i was offered three witches when i turned 40 in one year and i thought, oh. this is how it's going to go. >> reporter: but this time was
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career, i think -- i really think hard about, is this hurting or is this helping? in some way. >> reporter: are you still singing in the kitchen? >> i'm not allowed to sing. >> reporter: and we asked about her grown children, now artists, too. >> all three of my daughters are wonderful people and my son is a fabulous musician. everybody is loved in equal measure. >> reporter: always the dutiful, equal mom. dolling it out on the sidewalk, too. >> get a scarf, darling. i'm worried about all this area. >> still working on the scarf part. and the full cast with me next week on "nightline." we'll see you tomorrow night. good night.
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